Is your house drafty?
Are there hot and cold spots?
Do you want a smaller utility bill?
These are all problems that weatherization can help solve. Weatherization usually includes adding insulation to your attic or sealing the basement. This improves the energy efficiency of your house, helping you stay comfortable and save on your bill. This kind of intensive weatherization is usually more expensive and difficult to do than most homeowners or renters can do by themselves.
Luckily, there are free programs available for income-qualified households living in free-standing houses, townhomes, and rowhomes! Both homeowners and renters are eligible. If you are a renter, the authorization of your landlord is required.
The work on you house may include
- attic insulation
- air sealing your home with caulk, foam and weather-stripping
- insulating your water heater tank with an insulation blanket
- replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights
- installing low flow showerheads
- providing furnace/boiler cleanings and tune-ups or repairs to your heating system.